4 great-value cars

Edward Loh, editor-in-chief, Motor Trend magazine picks the best values to be found in four categories -- family car, luxury sedan, crossover and performance car.

Best value cars
Best value cars
Edward Loh, editor-in-chief, Motor Trend magazine picks four great cars that are also rated by Intellichoice.com as having some of the lowest ownership costs in their respective classes.

Family car -- VW Passat TDI SE

The Passat was named Motor Trend's 2012 Car of the Year. It has a diesel engine, yet fuel costs are still low, and it's a great car to drive.

You can opt for manual or automatic transmission. (Base price: $26,000; fuel economy: 31 city, 43 highway)

By Edward Loh @Money - Last updated April 27 2012: 1:45 PM ET
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